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How has Ecolab Inc.:(NYSE:ECL) performed recently?

Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 36087.92. It is in the Cleaning Products industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 38.74, a forward P/E of 24.72 and EPS of 3.2. At a stock price of 123.89 (0.78%) it has a dividend yield of 1.13%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 8.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by -15.40%. The next year growth is going to be about 12.99% and more long-term 11.79% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -13.10%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 17.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -2.10%.

For performance, Ecolab Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 1.33%. For the last month performance for Ecolab Inc. is 4.65%. While the last quarter is 5.98% and half year, 17.77%. Finally for the year, performance is 13.54%.

The 52-week high for Ecolab Inc., is at -0.18%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 26.41%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.99% and 8.79% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.14%, and for the month it is 1.13%. Ecolab Inc., has a target price of 127.06.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.77, and for total debt/equity Ecolab Inc. has 1.04. The gross margin is 47.50%, while operating margin is 11.50%, the profit margin is 7.20%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.7.

Insider ownership is at 0.40%, with instituitional ownership at 87.50%. Ecolab Inc. has a payout ratio of 42.50%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 291.29. The shares float is 290.23, with the float short at 1.28%, with short ratio coming to 3.98.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Ecolab Inc., get 5.20%, with its returns on investment at 9.40%. Return on equity is 14.20%. So will the investors see the target price of 127.06, reached soon?

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